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environmental pollution, marine pollution, environmental microbiology, biodegradation, microbial ecology, phytoremediation, bioremediation, environmental chemistry, marine and terrestrial plastic litter, solid waste management, environmental management

Scholarly articles

Title Date
Breathing plastics in Metro Manila, Philippines: Presence of suspended atmospheric microplastics in ambient air Journal
Rodolfo A. Romarate II · Sheila Mae B. Ancla · Dawn May M. Patilan · Sherley Ann T. Inocente · Christine Joy M. Pacilan · Astrid L. Sinco · Jaime Q. Guihawan· Rey Y. Capangpangan· Arnold A. Lubguban· Hernando P. Bacosa
Environmental Science and Pollution Research 30 (18), 53662-53673
Facemask: Protection or threat? Journal
Ilah Dianne G Morales, Edison D Macusi, Manuel Anthony P Jondonero, Jaime Q Guihawan, Hernando P Bacosa, Ruben F Amparado Jr
Marine Pollution Bulletion 188 (114681)
Aquaculture farmer's perception and level of awareness of plastic litter in San Pedro, Dapitan City, Mindanao, Philippines Journal
Requiron, J.C.M., Gutierrez, C.S., Inocente, S.A.T., Pacilan, C.M., Gaboy, S.M.M. Sison, M.P.M., Amparado, R.F., Bacosa, H.P.
Journal of Sustainability Science and Management 18 (3), 77-91
Occurrence of COVID-19-related personal protective equipment (PPE) litter in mangroves and beaches in Davo City, Philippines. Journal
Jarabe, J.P., Torre, A.G., Guihawan, J.Q., Bacosa, H.P
Water, Air and Soil Pollution 234, 395
Time-Dependent Demineralization of Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Bones Using Hydrochloric Acid for Extracellular Matrix Extraction Journal
Nisperos, M.J., Bacosa, H., Lumancas, G., Arellano, F., Aron, J., Baclayon, L., Bantilan, Z.C., Labares, M., Jr., Bual, R.
Biomimetics 8 (217)
Biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) by microbial consortium from paddy rice soil Journal
Bacosa, H.P., Cayabo, G.D.B., Inoue,C.
Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A 5 (6)
Assessment of riverine plastic flux in Pulot River and its tributary in Sofronio Española, Palawan, Philippines Journal
Arlene S. Escañan and Hernando P. Bacosa
Journal of Marine and Island Cultures v11n2, 13-24
Assessment of macroplastic litters on the coastal seabeds of Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte, Philippines Journal
Christine Joy Pacilan and Hernando Bacosa
Journal of Marine and Island Cultures v11n2, 1-12
Microplastics in surface water of Laguna de Bay: First documented evidence on the largest lake in the Philippines. Journal
Arcadio, C.G.L.A., Navarro, C.K.P., Similatan, K.M., Inocenter, S.A.T., Ancla, S.M.B., Banda, M.H.T., Capangpangan, R.Y., Bacosa, H.P.B.
Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Soil fertility analysis for rice production in the lowland areas of Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Mindanao, Philippines Journal
Magdayo Jr., E.D., Guihawan, J.Q., Bacosa, H.P., Olowa, L
International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research 21 (2), 8-19
Unraveling Macroplastic Pollution in Rural and Urban Beaches in Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape, Mindanao, Philippines Journal
Frank T. Acot, Jr. , Recca E. Sajorne, Nur-Ayn K. Omar, Peter D. Suson, Lynn Esther E. Rallos, and Hernando P. Bacosa
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 10, 1532
From Surface Water to the Deep Sea: A Review on Factors Affecting the Biodegradation of Spilled Oil in Marine Environment Journal
Hernando Pactao Bacosa , Sheila Mae B. Ancla, Cris Gel Loui A. Arcadio, John Russel A. Dalogdog , Dioniela Mae C. Ellos, Heather Dale A. Hayag, Jiza Gay P. Jarabe, Ahl Jimhar T. Karim, Carl Kenneth P. Navarro, Mae Princess I. Palma, Rodolfo A. Romarate II, Kaye M. Similatan, Jude Albert B. Tangkion, Shann Neil A. Yurong , Jhonamie A. Mabuhay-Omar , Chihiro Inoue and Puspa L. Adhikari
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 10, 426
Macroplastic Transport and Deposition in the Environs of Pulauan River, Dapitan City, Philippines Journal
Hernando P. Bacosa; Judea Christine Requiron
Philippine Journal of Science 151 (3), 1211-1220
Occurrence of COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) litters along the eastern coast of Palawan Island, Philippines Journal
Recca E.Sajorne, Genese Divine B. Cayabo, John Roderick V.Madarcos, Karen G.Madarcos, Dawin M.Omar Jr., Lucio B. Ardines, Serdon A. Sabtal, Jhonamie A. Mabuhay-Omar, Victoria Cheung, Lota A. Creencia, Hernando P. Bacosa
Marine Pollution Bulletin 182 (113934)
Assessment of Macroplastic Pollution on Selected Tourism Beaches of Barobo, Surigao Del Sur, Philippines Journal
Sherley Ann Inocente and Hernando P. Bacosa
Journal of Marine and Island Cultures
Unravelling macroplastic pollution in seagrass beds of Iligan City, Mindanao, Philippines Journal
Shiela Mae M. Gaboy, Jaime Q. Guihawan , Venus E. Leopardas , Hernando P. Bacosa
Marine Pollution Bulletin 185, 114233
Unraveling microplastic pollution in mangrove sediments of Butuan Bay, Philippines Journal
Navarro, C.K.P.; Arcadio, C.L.A.; Similatan, K.M.; Inocente, S.A.T.; Banda, M.H.T.; Capangpangan, R.Y.; Torres, A.G.; Bacosa, H.P.
Sustainability 14 (14469)
Disentangling microplastic pollution on beach sand of Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines: Abundance and Characteristics Journal
Sajorne, R.E., Cayabo, G.D.B., Gajardo, L.J., Mabuhay‐Omar, J.A., Creencia, L.A., Bacosa, H.P.
Sustainability 14 (15303)
Initial oil concentration affects hydrocarbon biodegradation rates and bacterial community composition in seawater Journal
Hernando P. Bacosa, Andrew Kang, Kaijun Lu, Zhanfei Liu
Marine Pollution Bulletin 162, 111867
Ask the Locals: A Community-Informed Analysis of Perceived Marine Environment Quality Over Time in Palawan, Philippines Journal
Joel D. C. Sumeldan1; Isabell Richter; Arlene L. Avillanosa; Hernando P. Bacosa; Lota A. Creencia; Sabine Pahl
Frontiers in Psychology 12, 661810
Growth, Survival, and Behavior of Early Juvenile Sandfish Holothuria scabra (Jaeger, 1883) in Response to Feed Types and Salinity Levels under Laboratory Conditions Journal
Maria Lyn M. Magcanta, Marnelle B. Sornito, Anabelle Dece A. Espadero, Hernando P. Bacosa, and Wilfredo H. Uy
Philippine Journal of Science 150 (5), 901-914
Biodegradation of binary mixtures of octane with benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene or xylene (BTEX): insights on the potential of Burkholderia, Pseudomonas and Cupriavidus isolates Journal
Hernando P. Bacosa, Jhonamie A. Mabuhay-Omar, Rodulf Anthony T. Balisco, Dawin M. Omar Jr. & Chihiro Inoue
World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 37 (122), 1-8
In Vitro Egg Release and Fertilization of Sargassum polycystum C.Agardh, 1824 in Response to Different Environmental Conditions Journal
Maria Lyn M. Magcanta, Lovella R. Calala, Frederick B. Cabactulan, Venus E. Leopardas, Hernando P. Bacosa, and Wilfredo H. Uy
Philippine Journal of Science 150 (3), 731-738
Bacteriological assessment of the recreational water of Bacuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines Journal
Genese Divine B. Cayabo, Dawin M. Omar Jr., Jhonamie A. Mabuhay-Omar* and Hernando P. Bacosa
Palawan Scientist 13 (1), 44-58
Plastic litter pollution along sandy beaches in Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines Journal
Recca E. Sajorne, Hernando P. Bacosa, Genese Divine B. Cayabo, Lucio B. Ardines Jr, Joel D.C. Sumeldan, Jhonamie M. Omar, Lota A. Creencia
Marine Pollution Bulletin 169, 112520
Marine Snow Aggregates are Enriched in Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Oil Contaminated Waters: Insights from a Mesocosm Study Journal
Hernando P. Bacosa, Manoj Kamalanathan , Joshua Cullen , Dawei Shi, Chen Xu, Kathleen A. Schwehr, David Hala, Terry L.Wade, Anthony H. Knap, Peter H. Santschi, and Antonietta Quigg
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 8 (10), 781


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